Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO held its position in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 13,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor DE Media PNO’s holdings in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company were worth $1,084,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Whalerock Point Partners LLC boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. Whalerock Point Partners LLC now owns 4,600 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $337,000 after buying an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company by 4.4% in the first quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. now owns 35,413 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,845,000 after buying an additional 1,498 shares in the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 73,934 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,473,000 after buying an additional 4,142 shares in the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 1,488,470 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $109,253,000 after buying an additional 27,141 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. boosted its stake in E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 68,590 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,139,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 71.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD)

Shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) opened at 82.47 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $79.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $77.84. The company has a market capitalization of $71.50 billion, a PE ratio of 30.23 and a beta of 1.75. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has a one year low of $61.12 and a one year high of $83.93.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE:DD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The basic materials company reported $1.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.26. The firm had revenue of $7.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.50 billion. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company had a net margin of 9.63% and a return on equity of 31.66%. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.26 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company will post $3.84 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 12th. Investors of record on Monday, May 15th were paid a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 11th. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.68%.

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A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a report on Saturday, April 29th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $86.00 price target (up from $78.00) on shares of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Jefferies Group LLC raised E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $83.00 to $96.00 in a report on Monday, March 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $57.00 price target on E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $77.56.

In related news, insider Nicholas C. Fanandakis sold 44,920 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.93, for a total value of $3,680,295.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 0.31% of the company’s stock.

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Company Profile

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company is a science and technology-based company. It operates through six segments: Agriculture, Electronics & Communications (E&C), Industrial Biosciences, Nutrition & Health, Performance Materials and Protection Solutions. Its Agriculture segment includes products, such as corn hybrids and soybean varieties, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

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